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If you're a premium member of the lynda.com online training library or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. If you open up the Exercise Files folder you will find a folder for each of the movies on this course. Inside that folder there will be two additional folders, a workingfolder and a finished folder. The workingfolder has a copy of the project at the beginning of the movie and the finished folder has a copy at the end of the movie. At the beginning of the movie, I'll start by opening up a copy of the workingfolder and drag in the folder called easel into my desktop.

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EaselJS First Look
1h 28m Beginner Sep 21, 2012

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EaselJS is a free JavaScript library that makes creating interactive web content for HTML5 more straightforward and intuitive. This course transitions web designers, animators, and content creators who may be used to working with Adobe Flash and ActionScript to this new open web standard. Author Ray Villalobos first explains the capabilities of the EaselJS framework and the HTML5 Canvas element, and what they mean for web design. The rest of the course shows how to use EaselJS's helper classes and hierarchal display list to load images, draw, animate, and handle mouse input from visitors.

Topics include:
  • Installing EaselJS
  • Understanding how Canvas draws and animates
  • Drawing lines and strokes
  • Drawing with graphic primitives
  • Using the chaining and compacting commands
  • Animating shapes
  • Working with text
  • Importing bitmaps and vector graphics
  • Working with sprite sheets
  • Handling mouse events
Subjects:
Web Web Design Web Development
Software:
CreateJS EaselJS
Author:
Ray Villalobos

Using the exercise files

If you're a premium member of the lynda.com online training library or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. If you open up the Exercise Files folder you will find a folder for each of the movies on this course. Inside that folder there will be two additional folders, a workingfolder and a finished folder. The workingfolder has a copy of the project at the beginning of the movie and the finished folder has a copy at the end of the movie. At the beginning of the movie, I'll start by opening up a copy of the workingfolder and drag in the folder called easel into my desktop.

I'll open up that folder with my favorite text editor and I'll open up a copy of the index file and usually a copy of the script.js file. The index file needs to be previewed in a browser like Safari or Chrome, so I am going to right-click and select Open With > Chrome. I'll move this to the right of the document and start working with the project. Inside the images folder you may see some additional assets for this project. If your monthly member or annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.

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